September 29, 2022

October is here and hopefully, cooler temperatures will follow!

This month at CSES, we will be reviewing/learning Habit 2:  Begin with the End in Mind.  Begin with the End in Mind means to think about how you would like something to turn out before getting it started. “I plan ahead and set goals.I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom. I can make a difference and contribute to the vision and goals of my school and in my classroom. I look for ways to be a good citizen.” 

To reinforce this habit at home, consider creating a Family Mission Statement.  Businesses and universities have these…families should as well. Brainstorm important values, ideas, words, phrases…What does our family want to be known for? How do we treat each other? What unique contributions can we make? What big goals do we want to achieve? What unique talents or skills do we have? Choose the 3 most important. Mission Statements should reflect what you want your family to stand for. 

  1. Thank you to all this week’s ART APPRECIATION volunteers!  Students and staff loved the enrichment!

  2. We are so thankful that your kids are excited to be at school right when the doors open, but for safety purposes, please have your children wait in the car until you see an adult on duty.

  3. CYPRESS SPRINTERS TOMORROW MORNING.  2nd-5th graders may show up to the track to walk/jog.Pk-1st grade families are asked to jog/walk with their students.  Fridays from 7:15-7:35, weather permitting, we will invite students to walk/jog the track.  Click here for information.

  4. Monday, October 3rd is Custodian Appreciation Day and we want to take a moment to thank our team!  They are rockstars and keep our building clean!

  5. Principal Coffee Talk with Mrs. Raymond on October 4 at 8 am.  Dr. Morris-Kuentz will share bond information and Mrs. Raymond will share the importance of attendance. We hope to see you there!

  6. Click here for information about Bond Information Meetings. Join Dr. Morris-Kuentz at CSES on October 4th at 6:15 pm for Bond Information.  Click here for specifics.

  7. Fall School Pictures are scheduled for October 6! Click here to order our 2022-2023 yearbook and school pictures!

  8. PLAYGROUND SHADE COVER UPDATE: The shade covers will be installed the week of October 10th.  We cannot wait!

  9. Mark your calendars!  October 11 and October 31 are Student Holidays!  November 1st is Elementary Parent/ Teacher Conference Day. Parent and Teacher conferences are held in the fall each year to review how children are progressing academically and behaviorally and review attendance.  Our CSE conference window is October 17-November 4. 

  10. Please see this attachment for a Fall Dazzler Opportunity.

  11. CSE PTA Updates - September 29, 2022

Our first PTA Art Appreciation Week of the year featuring Pablo Picasso was a success. Thank You, Volunteers!! The next Art Appreciation will be in January.

Check out Inspiring Volunteers for other opportunities to help out at school, such as Fall Picture Day (10/6) and Hearing/Vision Screenings (10/13, 10/17). You must be registered and background checked in the Inspiring Volunteers system to volunteer.

POWER Store is coming on October 14, where students redeem their Cypress Cash for prizes. Our kids have been working so hard to earn these rewards, so please help us encourage and reinforce that positive behavior by donating items from our wishlist  (please order by Friday 10/7)

Tiger Dads sign-up is HERE, and don't forget to register with Inspiring Volunteers (background check) and join PTA.

Mathematics Pentathlon® is a K-7 grade program of engaging and interactive problem-solving games with supportive curricular and instructional activities and assessment tools that motivate ALL students to enjoy math and spend more time learning math. This program strengthens basic math concepts and skills and stimulates creative thinking while developing problem-solving skills. If you are interested in having a Math Pentathlon program at CSES this year, please complete this form so we can gauge your level of interest in bringing this to CSES.

Join CSE PTA! Joining PTA supports our students, teachers, and families - with NO commitment to volunteer. Your dues go towards teacher grants, staff appreciation, student enrichment, and parent programming. As a community, we can all PTA!

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